How to Send Live Photo as GIF in WhatsApp

You can send a short video (six seconds or lesser duration than that) or a live photo as an animated GIF on WhatsApp.

I use an iPhone X. Let’s start.

Send Live Photo as Animated GIF

Here are the steps:

  1. Open the WhatsApp Messenger app and open the chat you prefer.
  2. Hit the + icon at the bottom left and select Photo & Video Library.
  3. Long press the live photo you want. Remember that hitting it here means sending it as a static picture.
  4. Hit the Select as GIF option.
  5. Now add the caption if you want and hit the Send icon.

That’s all.

The above steps let you send one live photo as GIF. If you want to send multiple live photos as GIFs, follow steps 1 to 4, hit the + icon beside the caption field, follow steps 3 and 4, hit Done at the top right, and send them.

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Alternate Method

Here are the steps:

Launch the Photos app.

Hit the Albums at the bottom and Select Live Photos under the Media Types section.

Now you can see all your live photos. Hit the one you want to send as the GIF.

Hit the drop-down list at the top left and choose “Loop” or “Bounce.”

Select the Share icon at the bottom left and hit the WhatsApp app.

Choose the preferred chat and hit “Next” at the bottom right.

Provide the caption if you wish and hit the Send icon.

That’s it.

See: How to Send Multiple Photos on WhatsApp

Send Short Video as GIF

Here are the steps:

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app and open the chat you prefer.

Hit the + icon at the bottom left and select Photo & Video Library.

Hit the video you like and choose GIF, which you can find at the top.

Provide the caption if you wish and hit the Send icon.

That’s it.

You can also do this task using the Photos app, and here’s how:

Open the Photos app and long-press the video you prefer.

Hit the Share option and select WhatsApp.

Choose the chat you wish and hit the Next at the bottom right.

Select GIF, provide a caption if you want to, and hit the Send icon.

That’s all.

Thanks for reading.

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